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Can Kidney Damage Be Reversed
Can kidney damage from nsaid's be reversed if person stops taking them? Is acetaminophen okay if you suspect disease of ur kidney? Thank you drs!
Yes and yes: Nsaid related injury usually reversible. Acetaminophen has a cumulative toxicity on the kidney but only after prolonged use. Ie at maximum strength used daily over several decades, it can cause kidney injury but is considered safe for the kidney even if you have advanced kidney disease. ...Read more
The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more
I'm healthy, and not over weight. I have micro albumin levels 37.7 in urine. BUN in blood is 15. Do I have kidney damage? Can this be reversed?
Microalbumin: Although an elevated microalbulin levels can be a sign of early kidney problems, in the absence of diabetes or cardiovscular disease, a single measurement with minimally elevated level is more often a 'false positive" and can be caused by fever or even exercise. Have it checked again before you start to worry. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Not real-true kidney damage. If your BUN and creatinine were just a little high because you got dehydrated, you'll get them back to normal immediately if you drink adequate water. You'll also want to stay well-hydrated if you take medicines such as ibuprofen, as otherwise the kidneys can shut down temporarily. Best wishes. ...Read more
What are some good foods and herbs or supplements to help with preventing or reversing kidney damage?
I don't think they ever checked my kidneys though. What would be some signs that I have any kidney damage?
Vague: Kidney failure is notorious for causing very vague nebulous symptoms sometimes like, fatigue, insomnia, nausea, decreased appetite, metallic taste in the mouth, etc. Unless someone looks at the blood test results, it might be hard to pin these non-specific symptoms on to kidney failure. I have a more comprehensive list on my blog at http://www.Kidneydoctorbradenton.Org/2013/04/what-are-signs-and-. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: There are many causes of kidney damage/injury. Some are reversible and some are not. If its an allergic reaction to a medication, this injury is generally reversible.If its damage to the kidney from a disease called diabetic nephropathy, it may be progressive injury and irreversible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm 33 and I've been taking several daily meds for the last 11 years. My levels remain at a great balance but I worry about kidney damage as i age.
LONG-TERM MEDICATION: It depends on the medications you are currently taking, the dosages and any underlying health problems i.e.. Diabetes. You need to have close follow up with your doctor with frequent lab testing every 4-6 mths. Normally you will have symptoms if a medication is causing problems. IE liver irritation from Lamisil can cause itching and jaundice. It is critical to follow up and be monitored. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Kidney damage is a condition that may be due to damage to the blood vessels connected to the kidney or injuries from causes such as tumors and certain medications. Symptoms may include blood in the urine, an inability to urinate, and pain in the back of the upper abdomen on either ...Read more
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